C.W.J. Eliot, president emeritus of the University of Prince Edward Island, has died after suffering a stroke at his home.A resident of Dorchester, N.B., Eliot died Tuesday in a Sackville, N.B., hospital.
Eliot served as president and vice-chancellor of UPEI from 1985 to 1995 and was named president emeritus in 1996.
He also taught classics at the Charlottetown school from 1985 to 1997.
Born in Pakistan in 1928, Eliot had a prolific professional career as a classicist, especially in Greek history and archeology.
He taught and held numerous academic and administrative positions at universities in Greece and Canada, including UPEI, Mount Allison University, University of British Columbia, American School of Classical Studies and the University of Toronto.
-with a report from CP